Posts Tagged ‘infants’

February 23, 2012

Characterization and outcomes of young infants with acute liver failure


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Acute liver failure in children (PALF) is a dramatic and sometimes fatal clinical syndrome in which previously healthy children rapidly lose hepatic function and become critically ill within days to weeks, and decision-making to predict the natural history is complex.  The causes of PALF are age-dependent, with young infants presenting particularly unique diagnostic considerations, with […]

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October 1, 2011

Characterization and Outcomes of Young Infants with Acute Liver Failure


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Acute liver failure (ALF) in infants and children is a devastating condition.  This study aimed to characterize infants aged <=90 days enrolled in an international, multicenter, prospective registry of children aged <18 years with acute liver failure before May 18, 2009.  A total of 148 infants were identified, with median age of 18 days.  Common […]

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